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What is DRAM frequency?

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August 31, 2011 12:19:33 PM

Ive been looking at my bios menu and i noticed that my DRAM Frequencey is at 1333.
There is a setting i can change the DRAM frequency from 800-1600. While my Ram is 1600 should i set it to that.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

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a b } Memory
August 31, 2011 12:54:55 PM

You should set the RAM speed to what ever was recommended by the manufacturer. the timings should also be the right settings. Your RAM should work at lower speeds but if it can go higher you might as well (unless you want some tiny latencies for some reason).
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August 31, 2011 1:03:35 PM

So i should put the speed to 1600 and the timings to 9-9-9-24
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a b } Memory
August 31, 2011 1:18:08 PM

Yes. The RAM sticks also are intended to run at 1.65v so you might want to check their voltage because it's probably at 1.5v right now.
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a b } Memory
August 31, 2011 2:46:54 PM

Your RAM has been tested to run at 1600 Mhz. That however is higher than the default speed that your CPU is designed for. Rhe RAM *might* run at 1600 Mhz. without issues with your CPU and it may not. All you can do is try it. If you have stability issues, go back to the 1333 Mhz. RAM frequency and default 1.5V.

There is almost no performance advantage to running the RAM at 1600 Mhz. so if you need to run it at 1333 Mhz. all will still be fine.
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a b } Memory
August 31, 2011 3:23:17 PM

Manually set your dimm voltage, timings and speed in the bios according to the sticker on the dimms.
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